20+ Best Instagram Business Tools ©

20+ Best Instagram Business Tools ©

Instagram recently announced the addition of business pages, which should be available to Canadians in 2017. Its 400 million active users (7 million in Canada) are already proving to be a marketing asset for businesses big and small. With the highest engagement rate of all major social networks, brands need to effectively and efficiently reach […]

Canadian Social Media Use and Online Brand Interaction (Statistics)

Canadian Social Media Use and Online Brand Interaction (Statistics)

Canadians love using social media in 2016 and Facebook continues to be the social network they use most, a new survey from InsightsWest has determined. Facebook, YouTube and Instagram use is still growing at a healthy pace overall in Canada, while Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr and Reddit usage has slowed down a bit. A […]

Canadian eCommerce and Social Sales (Q1 2016 Data)

Canadian eCommerce and Social Sales (Q1 2016 Data)

Online sales in Canada are expected to be stronger than ever in 2016. eTail Canada predicts that eCommerce sales in this country will top $34.04 billion this year. In their Q1 report, Demac Media suggests the typically slow first quarter is the perfect time for businesses to focus on social sales and segments experiencing growth. […]

Top Online Business and Marketing Books of 2015 ©

Top Online Business and Marketing Books of 2015 ©

Online business is in a state of perpetual change. It requires a high level of passion and dedication to keep up with the latest information. That’s why it’s important to hire people who absolutely love what they do. If they don’t love it, they’ll never be dedicated enough to follow the endless learning curve. That […]

Review: LinkedU Advanced LinkedIn Marketing Training ©

Review: LinkedU Advanced LinkedIn Marketing Training ©

Following is a review of Linked(In) University (LinkedU), which I took myself. The course was purchased and the owners did not solicit this review. One of the things I do is social media management, be that marketing or prospecting. I pride myself on keeping up with the latest strategies because Internet marketing is in a […]

2015 Canadian Social Media Usage Statistics

2015 Canadian Social Media Usage Statistics

A 2015 study conducted by Forum Research indicates that Facebook is still the top social network in Canada, followed by LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. The statistics include satisfaction ratings with each network, lead by Instagram. LinkedIn and Instagram usage is increasing, while Facebook and Twitter growth has virtually leveled off. 2015 Canadian Social Media Usage […]

Top 10 Online Business Books of 2014 ©

For many years we’ve been hard-pressed to find 10 decent books about online business to share, let alone a list of the best picks. This year we had a bit of a tough time narrowing down our online business book choices! There still isn’t enough truly good information out there to help Canadian businesses as […]

November Marketable Holidays & Observances (Canadian & Global) ©

A Canadian holidays and observances calendar is a useful tool for marketing or for inspiring blog post, newsletter content and social media ideas. Traditional holidays have been joined by many observances in Canada and internationally, all of which now enjoy more exposure via the Internet. Combined with famous Canadian birthdays and historical events, there is […]

October Marketable Holidays & Observances (Canadian & Global) ©

A Canadian holidays and observances calendar is a useful tool for marketing or for inspiring blog post, newsletter content and social media ideas. Traditional holidays have been joined by many observances in Canada and Internationally, all of which now enjoy more exposure via the Internet. Combined with famous Canadian birthdays and historical events, there is […]

British Columbia Benchmark: Marketers Online (With Infographic)

A recent Ipsos poll done in cooperation with the BC Association of Integrated Marketers, reached into the minds of British Columbia marketing professionals. The resulting statistics provide insight into the practices, concerns and information sources of these Canadian experts.